Dear New WordPress Bloggers: Get in Position

Hey Authenticitee Speaks Family!

This right ‘chea is a GOOD WORD! Be it for the new blogger or one in transition; you will learn something new. PROMISE!

Enjoy and remember sharing is caring! Praying you are well!

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Pearls Before Swine

Note: This can apply to any new blogger but since I use WordPress, I am specifying WordPress bloggers.

New bloggers have approached me for my secret to blogging. I don’t have one. There is no secret to blogging. At least not one that I know of.

Let me start by saying that I never consider the information I give advice. What happens is that the information, (proving helpful to bloggers) is referred to as advice simply because of those who find it useful and valuable and for this I am thankful. As for me, I am just sharing what has worked or is working, my experiences and recommendations but nothing is set in stone.

That said, there’s no step A and step B to how to build up a blog.  I receive decent traffic and new subscribers are coming in daily but understand that this has taken me three years…

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ARE YOU A SURVIVOR W/ A STORY TO SHARE? 

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triage ~ #poetry #authenticiteespeaks

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stillness ~ #poetry #authenticiteespeaks

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un·fa·mil·iar ~ #POETRY #AUTHENTICITEESPEAKS

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Black Folks & Mental Illness: A Film.

***TRIGGER WARNING**TRIGGER WARNING***TRIGGER WARNING***

**MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH**

I have both shared on Twitter and posted information about this documentary on Instagram. I feel that strongly about its message. I watched it and discussed it with our children; ages 13 and 15. Vital dialogue ensued.

Please read below. Link to view the film OUTSIDE THE HOUSE included in post….e

I Am Going To Write

A Documentary by Darnell Lamont Walker about Black Folks & Mental Illness. Why are we not sharing our stories, our pain, our struggles, and our methods of survival? This film exists to show those quietly suffering that they are not alone.

I’ve had friends who’ve committed suicide in dark and lonely places. I regret not seeing the signs, not being there, not calling them, and maybe not loving on them enough.

Being “resilient” and “strong” is killing us. Holding in our frustrations and sadness is killing us. Our children are jumping from bridges and opening their veins quietly. Transparency is needed.

It’s time we talk!

Watch The Full Film: Click Here

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Finding Yourself V.S Creating Yourself

Stellarism…had to share! Be sure to read Jay Colby’s piece below and let it marinate…e

Jay Colby

For many years the concept of finding yourself versus creating yourself has been a topic of discussion. This concept comes from a famous quote by author George Bernard Shaw “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating you”.

Finding Yourself

Many times when the topic of finding yourself is usually referenced to a “young person” just beginning their life’s journey to find their purpose, or when an older person puns about what their plans are once they “grow up.” Finding yourself suggests you are lost, confused or in a chaotic state. Often times we let the world or other influences dictate our path. This can become problematic when most of the narrative about finding yourself turns negative once we reach a certain age. This happens when society looks at us as a failure or as if we have underachieved in our lives.

Creating Yourself

Instead, many may argue that…

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